Sword Art Online Season 5 Release Date

Sword Art Online has the be the most popular anime with a game-like setting. The series has continued to grow in popularity with each passing season. Thanks to Reki Kawahara for entertaining us with such an amazing story. The Alicization arc in fourth had one of the most gratifying plots and it left the fans wanting more. Although we haven’t heard any news about Sword Art Online season 5 release date, here is all you need to know.

Sword Art Online is a beloved anime series that continues to wow fans with the ever growing complex plot and incredible animation that makes it more exciting. The Alicization arc ended with quite a decent ending, yet so many questions were left unanswered.

Now that the Alicization project has been put to an end, what happens to those artificial Fluct Lights that remained?

Will There be Sword Art Online Season 5?

Sword Art Online Season 5
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There are plenty of factors that play a big role in whether a show will receive a sequel; however, SAO has continued to prove it’s well deserving of a sequel every time.

The popularity of the series is off the charts, SAO is the adaptation of an extremely popular light novel series, and the light is currently releasing the chapters for its upcoming Unital Ring arc.

One of the main reasons to create an anime adaptation is to promote the original source material and SAO has managed to pull the masses to continue reading the manga and the light novel.

The franchise recently released another movie Sword Art Online: Aria in the Starless Night, the series is only covering Asuna’s story when she first got trapped inside Sword Art Online and how she managed to become a commanding leader for the Knights of the Blood Oath.

While there hasn’t been any announcement of hints of what the upcoming season might cover, I think it’s safe to assume the upcoming sequel will cover the Unital Ring arc from the light novel.

What is Studio A-1 Pictures working on?

There will never be a studio more amazing than A-1 Pictures for creating the most iconic anime series of all time. The show is famous for their amazing works in SAO, Kaguya-Sama, Seven Deadly Sins, and Magi the labyrinth of magic.

The studio recently released the Sword Art Online: Progressive movie and is currently working on the release of NieR:Automata Ver1.1a, and the long-awaited Solo Leveling which will be the best power fantasy series of all time.

The plot of Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online Season 5
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The series focuses on the element of VRMMO. Sword Art Online is the new game. Akihiko Kayaba is a popular video game designer . The game is the hottest trend in all of Japan and over thousands of players are waiting on a chance to play.

A total of 10,000 players enter the world of SAO. The game is extremely realistic and the optic nerves in your brain controls the game. The game seems normal until the players experience a horrible reality. All the players inside the game are just like prisoners and can not log out.

Kirito is a beta tester who knows the outlay of the game and quickly decides to level up, leaving other players behind. After his truth comes to light, people consider him a cheater so he decides to level up solo.

The Sword Art Online story has progressed from one game to another with new villains making an appearance and new girls adding to Kirito’s harem.

About Source Material

Sword Art Online Season 5
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The SAO anime adaptation is based on a light novel series that currently has 27 chapters in circulation.

The Alicization – war arc concluded its story in Volume 18. The upcoming volumes 19 and 20 only cover the Moon Cradle short story. The next big arc Unital Ring will begin from volume 21 which is in progress.1

FAQs about Sword Art Online Season 5 release date

Why was Kirito unable to move during the Alicization arc?

Kirito was in the process of recovering. His fluct light was damaged when the terrorists began their invasion on the turtle. Asuna went inside the Alicization project to help Kirito recover his memories.

How did Kirito recover his memories?

As much as anyone would like to take credit for his recovery, Kirito recovered because of his best bro, Eugeo.

Is Sword Art Online a spin off?

Sword Art Online GGO is the spin off series of Sword Art Online


SAO’s previous seasons were a massive hit and and fans loved them. It highly intrigued the lovers of online games. The way the story continued by entangling the reality with the virtual worlds, provides a spine chilling experience. The anime is famous for spellbinding the audience with countless emotional moments. Anime fans are always waiting for their favorite characters to appear on screen. So, the same goes for SAO fans. Let’s wait for further updates regarding the official release of our favorite anime. We can just hope that the higher ups don’t make us wait any longer to hear about Sword Art Online Season 5 release date. For more anime news like this one, stay connected.

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